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Piptadenia gonoacantha.JPG
Piptadenia gonoacantha in Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae[1]
(unranked): Mimosoid clade[1]
Genus: Piptadenia

Several, see text

Piptadenia is a genus of tropical shrubs and trees of the legume family.

Selected species[edit]

Several species formerly placed in this genus (such as those used to prepare the psychotomimetic snuffs vilca and yopo/parica) are now considered to be in the genus Anadenanthera. Three species have also been placed in genus Adenopodia.[4] Others have been moved to the genus Pityrocarpa.[5]

Species accepted names[edit]

Piptadenia gonoacantha young trunk
Piptadenia gonoacantha young trunk


  1. ^ a b The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3. 
  2. ^ "Piptadenia". www.ars-grin.gov. NPGS/GRIN. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Genera Containing Currently Accepted Names: Piptadenia". www.ildis.org. ILDIS. Archived from the original on 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Adenopodia C.Presl 1851". Legumes of the World: Taxonomic View. Kew Gardens. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Jobson RW, Luckow M. (2007). "Phylogenetic study of the genus Piptadenia (Mimosoideae: Leguminosae) using plastid trnLF and trnK/matK sequence data". Syst Bot. 32 (3): 569–575. doi:10.1600/036364407782250544.